Funeral For Fallen RCMP Officer Set For Friday

Monday, July 17, 2006 at 14:39



The chief of the Beardy’s/Okemasis First Nation says the local school will be re-named in honour of a slain Mountie from the reserve.


29-year-old Constable Robin Cameron passed away over the weekend after family members decided to take her off life support.


A colleague who was also critically wounded following a police chase on July 7th near Mildred also died this past weekend.


Both Cameron and Constable Marc Bourdages were shot in the head after the driver of a vehicle they were chasing abruptly stopped and opened fire on their police cruiser.


The suspect, 41-year-old Curtis Alfred Dagenais, is still at large and the RCMP say it is possible he may have committed suicide.


Regimental funerals will be held for both slain officers.


Cameron’s funeral will take place at 1:00 pm on Friday in the hockey arena in Beardy’s.


The Willow Cree Memorial Sports Centre will also be the site of her wake — Cameron’s body is expected to arrive there at 11:00 Wednesday morning.


Tributes have been pouring in. Both Premier Lorne Calvert and Prime Minister Stephen Harper have praised the fallen officers for their bravery and have extended condolences to their families.


Bourdages’ wife is an RCMP officer who has also been stationed at the Spiritwood detachment. She gave birth to the couple’s first son nine months ago.